8 Non-White Wedding Dresses

May 2, 2021 | Junebug Weddings

Couples around the globe are opting for non-white wedding dresses and colorful suits as a way to better express themselves. While there is nothing wrong with a crisp white gown, it’s not an absolute must-have when you’re shopping for your dress. Whether it’s a subtle color choice like champagne, or a bold choice like black, wearing white is a tradition that you can totally skip

We scoured the internet in search of the best non-white wedding dresses that range in colors and styles. Get ready to find the colorful dress that speaks to you and your unique personality. Happy shopping! 

Non-White Wedding Dresses

When you want to add some color without fully sacrificing a white bridal look, there are a few things you can look for. Some brides opt for a mesh or chiffon overlay that includes color like floral embroidery or beads. You can also look for a slight print, or try bridal separates with a colorful skirt. 

Image by Amy Bluestar Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Try a Neutral Wedding Gown

If you’re looking to ease yourself into the colorful wedding dress trend, try switching from white to a neutral color. Think colors like champagne, taupe, or grey. These neutral colors still add color to your wedding without being so bold. Plus, these colors are perfect for outdoor weddings and elopements

Image by Maggie Grace Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Pretty In Pink Wedding Dress

Ever dreamed of running in a pink Bridgerton-esque gown? Then use your wedding day to live out your dreams. With hues like blush or rose gold, you’ll feel pretty in pink while rocking a pink wedding dress. These dresses are perfect for spring or summer weddings at a castle, a beach, or even just in your backyard.

Image by Elk and Willow. See more of this real wedding here.

The New Black Wedding Gown

A more popular color choice that brides are opting for is black. Surprisingly enough, black wedding gowns are perfect for fall and winter weddings—and the seasonal wedding boots. Whether you add a tulle black skirt, or go for a full black bridal gown, black is a color that exudes sophistication and elegance. So, if you’re planning a formal, black-tie wedding, opting for this non-white wedding dress might be the perfect choice for you. 

Image by Julia Luckett Photography. See more of this wedding inspiration shoot here.

Utilize The Gown As Something Blue

You may have heard of the saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Who’s to say your dress can’t be your something blue from this rhyme? If you don’t choose a blue wedding dress for this meaning, blues are also associated with calmness and purity. Lighter blues are so soft, feminine, and delicate that it would be perfect for spring and summer weddings

Image by Melia Lucida. See this real wedding here.

Feel Bold In A Red Wedding Dress

Traditional for Chinese and Indian cultures, the bride wears a red dress to symbolize good fortune, fertility, and prosperity. But if you love the idea of walking down the aisle in a bold color, a red dress is your answer. While red is a dramatic, memorable, and unique color, it’s also associated with love and romance. Seems like a great option for the most romantic day of your life!

If red is your power color, go for it. Opt to wear the color of love. If wearing it down the aisle is too attention grabbing for you, you can always change into a red dress for the reception.

Image by May Iosotaluno. See more of this real wedding here.

Sparkle In Sequins For Your Wedding

When in doubt, adding sequins and sparkle is often the answer. A full sequin dress is an eye-catching, non-white showstopping dress option. If you’re not sure you can rock sparkles the whole wedding day, these are great outfit changes! Some brides switch to sequin dresses and jumpsuits for their reception or their wedding ceremony. It’s a glamorous look.

Image by Erin and Geoffrey. See more of this real wedding here.

Your Favorite Color 

If you didn’t see the color you were hoping for, don’t fret. When it comes to your day, it really is your day. Showing off your personality in whatever color you want makes it special. Whether you choose a wedding gown that’s yellow, orange, or even rainbow, we hope you find the color that makes you feel beautiful. 

Image by Merrymi


We love to see couples around the world skipping wedding traditions and choosing to celebrate in ways unique to their relationship. If you love the idea of having a colorful, non-white wedding dress, we’re excited for you. To learn about more ways to make your wedding unique, check out these nine ways to personalize your wedding and our guide to planning a unique wedding

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  1. This was very informative, thanks!

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